Royal Park Partners expand to the US to attract US investors in EU fintech

Royal Park Partners launches in the U.S with the appointment of prominent specialist Fintech banker – John Clark

Royal Park Partners, the leading independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively focused on the Fintech industry, has appointed John Clark as Senior Director to lead its U.S. operations. In this newly created role, John will focus on generating advisory mandates and connecting investors to fast-growing Fintech companies across the Americas, EMEA, Europe and Asia. He will be based in New York.

John has over a decade of investment banking and private equity experience in the Fintech sector, having held senior roles at Long Ridge Equity Partners, global entrepreneurial network Techstars, and most recently at Financial Technology Partners. Throughout his career he has developed trusted relationships and deep expertise working with companies and investors across the Fintech space.

The U.S. launch coincides with the rapid growth of Royal Park Partners. In the last 12 months, the firm has supported marquee fundraises for BUX, Thought Machine, Habito, Concirrus, Twisto and Divido, totalling over half a billion dollars and making it the most active Fintech advisor in Europe.

“We’re very pleased to have John join Royal Park Partners at this time of great opportunity and activity in the Fintech sector,” said Aman Behzad, Managing Partner of Royal Park Partners. “He will lead a dedicated New York based team, initially tapping into increased interest from U.S. investors in EU deals but working in parallel to build out our operations to service domestic US clients. John has outstanding expertise in the sector, having been involved in dozens of deals throughout his career.”

U.S. investor interest in the EU Fintech sector is expected to continue to grow this year and beyond, driven by the quality of technology being developed in the region, combined with attractive business models.

“This new role with Royal Park Partners is an exciting challenge and I’m very much looking forward to getting started,” said John Clark. “There is significant amount of deal flow in the Fintech sector and as we move beyond the pandemic and back to more normal business conditions, I believe this trend is set to continue. I plan to combine my deep network of investor relationships in the U.S. with my EU and EMEA relationships, and work to increase the company’s presence in the global Fintech market.”


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